I met Michael on the streets of Denver, playing his guitar. After being a personal nurse for someone who kicked him out, he returned to the streets he’d been on for 20 years before.
Michael never panhandles; instead, he plays his acoustic guitar on the streets. If you listen to him, it’s not hard to imagine how he makes enough money to get by. But recently, the Denver police have been cracking down on ordinances that ban him from playing music between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., despite being quieter than the loud buses and bars around him.
It’s hard to see how such talented people (like Rico from last week) can end up in such tough circumstances. How many people with hope and talent do we pass each day, dismissing them because they have nowhere to call home?
***Michael sang his three wishes making this one of my all-time favorites